Uptown Rising Initiative

Founded in November of 2021 as a program of the Oyate Group, the Uptown Rising Initiative is the second step in the organization’s mission to alleviate poverty by creating sustainable and holistic solutions that empower underserved communities all across New York City.

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Our Mission

The Uptown Rising Initiative is dedicated to providing and distributing critical resources to under-resourced neighborhoods in upper Manhattan. The organization serves to close gaps in access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small business and inspire youth to better themselves and their neighborhoods in an effort to transform the underserved communities of Washington Heights and Harlem.

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